Falcon Heavy launch 1130 our time today

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  1. 82CardsGrad

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    Hysterical!!!

    100/100
     
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    This has revolutionized space access and in a big, big way. The amount of payload it can carry, the cost, the re-usability, the private sector doing this, and on and on.

    Major props to Musk and all of SpaceX for this accomplishment.

    But I'm not sure what is more impressive. The fact it was a success or the fact I was able to stream the live video onto my phone and watch it while driving to get the kids.
     
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    This was great, watched it with the kids, my teenager said it looked fake, I agreed, the flames looked CGI. Super cool. My 3 year old was yelling the countdown and clapping as it went to space. Totally brought me back to watching rocket launches in kindergarten back in the 80s.
     
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    The center core was going faster than expected, so that might be what caused the possible loss of it.



    Here's another one

     
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    It just so happened that I was in Orlando vacationing with Ms. Dr Jones this week. When the tickets went on sale I was one of the first to buy the most expensive package (Non-Refundable) before I even had a confirmed date. So we took a big gamble that everything would go as planned this week and thankfully, it did.

    I have always loved space and being at the launch yesterday was a bucket-list level event. I teared up when it was launching, And went nuts when I saw the two side-boosters coming back down to earth. I could see everything except the last few seconds of the booster landing (it was 6 or 7 miles south).

    All in all..... it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I felt like I was 12 again playing with model rockets in the cotton fields of Peoria.

    If anyone can make it out for one of these big Kennedy Space Center events, I would highly recommend it. Be prepared for lines..... waiting...... and a long day but damn was it worth it.
     
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    That's awesome! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, that second video and the lack of news at all pretty much confirms it didn't make it. Still, I'm sure they learned a lot which was the whole point.
     
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    Oh, man! That’s so awesome.

    I got emotional just watching online. I would have freaked out when the boosters came back!
     
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    That was amazing!
     
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    Damn it. I blew a golden opportunity. Mom has a vacant house near there and I could have done a motorcycle ride up. :bang:
     
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